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Old 11-20-2018, 04:57 PM
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Default Help reading handwriting on ancestors ww1 hospital record

Hello we are trying to decipher some of the comments on the document most notably the remarks section.

Considering people here have probably deciphered handwritings before i wndered if you could have a go at this..

The part you are looking at is the description of injuries we know he lost his hand (g.s.w gun shot wound) however we also think he was injured in the back and buttocks... Also we think he was gassed but cant seem to find anything on that.

However i cant decipher the attached which would shed sone light
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Hello we are trying to decipher some of the comments on the document most notably the remarks section.
I think the first line is "Large W - (F?) Buttock very dirty & healing" There's a word over the line that I can't make out - "slow" would make sense in context, but I don't think that's it.

I'm fairly sure the second line begins "Hand Amp. in France. (exchange?)"

The last word on the third line might be "penis".

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Are the first two worlds "Days 4"?
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:19 AM
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And, looking at it with fresh eyes, I think the word on the third line is perhaps "discharging".
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Large W (wound?)- R (right?) Buttock very dirty& still healing

Hand Amp in France (?) exemplified (?????)


Discharging
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I make it:

?? of Buttock very dirty but healing.

Hand Amp in France. Stumps still discharging.
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I think some of it reads

Large W (wound?) ? Buttock very dirty but healing.
Hand grip is ? (Trance?) ? still discharging.
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:04 PM
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Very dirty and still leaking?
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I think he is quoting the patient.

{Patient} Says w[ound] of buttock very dirty and still hurting. (or healing)

Hand amp[utated] in France, stump still discharging.

WW 1 was Hell. My grandfather survived the Battle of the Marne, but wouldn't talk about it 75 years later (he was 17 during the war). Too bad the Paris drizzle prevented Bone Spurs from paying his respects.
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I also think that the first word might be "Says"
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